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The resources listed on this page have been recommended or suggested by members, but their inclusion on this page does not constitute an official recommendation by PSA. Please feel free to suggest additional listings.
Organizations and Useful Links
Audiosocket - an independent music licensing company
High Resolution Stereo and Surround Mastering. Ask about discounts for PSA Members!
Guitar Player World - Learn Guitar, How to Play Guitar, Free Guitar Lessons
Festival Finder
GarageBand.com
SonicBids.com
Go Girls Music The oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians.  Our mission is to support, empower and promote female musicians
The Grammy Awards
Internet Underground Music Archive
The Indie Bible
Just Plain Folks
The Muse's Muse
Musi-Cal Online calendar of music events searchable by state, venue, performer, genre, etc.; anyone can post performances here
Singer/Songwriter Directory
TAXI Independent A&R Vehicle
US Copyright Office
Northwest Radio
IndiependenceMusic.net
craigslist.com
QuitSmokingCommunity.org
American Cancer Society
Portland Public Art Blog
Performing Rights Organizations
ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers)
BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated)
SESAC (Society of European Songwriters and Composers)
 

Songwriter Associations and Workshops

California
LAMN (Los Angeles Music Network)

Los Angeles Women in Music

West Coast Songwriters (Formerly NCSA)

Colorado
Colorado Music Association

Connecticut
Connecticut Songwriters Association

DC
Songwriters Association of Washington  

Washington Area Music Association

Georgia
Georgia Music Industry Association

Sautee-Nacoochee Community Association

Indiana
Indianapolis Songwriters Associations

Louisiana
Louisiana Songwriters Association
 

Massachusetts
The Boston Songwriters Workshop

Minnesota
Arts Midwest

Minnesota Association of Songwriters

Mississippi
Mississippi Songwriters Festival

Missouri
The St. Louis Blues Society

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Songwriters & Composers Association

Oregon
Central Oregon Songwriters Association  


Portland Songwriters Association 

Portland Folk Music Society

South Carolina
Carolina Association of Songwriters

Tennessee
Memphis Songwriters’ Association

NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International)

The Tennessee Songwriters International/Association

Texas
Dallas Songwriters Association

Fort Bend Songwriters Association


Fort Worth Songwriter’s Association

Kerrville Music Foundation 

Southwest Celtic Music Association

Texas Music Office  

Worldwide
The World Wide Songwriters Association

 
Related and Local Businesses
Audiosocket - an independent music licensing company

Music at McLundy's Homegrown Music Promoters Suzan Lundy, Cinda Tilgner and Ray McAneny
The Green Room
64235 E Brightwood Loop Rd Brightwood, OR  97011

High Resolution Stereo and Surround Mastering. Ask about discounts for PSA Members!
Positive Music Radio Positive Music for Positive People
Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls

Sound Impressions Full service professional recording services; established 1983, PSA discounts

Rock N Rodeo Girl "Custom made guitar straps that make guitar players look seriously good while playing"


Publications
American Songwriter Magazine
The Willamette Week - Musicians Marketplace
Sing Out! Magazine
Acoustic Music Scene
Contests

Song of the Year

Good Night Kiss
Good Night Kiss Music (BMI) holds contests every year.

GuitarGirls.com Contest
This contest awards a free day of recording in a Los Angeles studio to the winner (transportation not included).

Great American Song Contest
Songwriters Resource Network sponsors this annual songwriting contest for songwriters and song lyricists everywhere.

Jim Beam Music Contests
Jim Beam awards thousands of dollars each year to unsigned artists. You could be one of them!

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Just Plain Folks Music Awards
An annual contest in over 50 categories from jazz to metal. Winners receive industry exposure both online and at live performance showcases around the world. Just Plain Folks is an excellent community and musicians resource.

International Songwriting Contest
The entry fee is a little stiff, but the judges are certified industry heavy-weights, including many major label Vice Presidents of A&R.

Mane Mission Songwriters Competition
By entering the contest, they will be helping a great cause, and they will also have a chance to win $10,000 in prizes such as a new vehicle and studio time. Mane Mission, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to helping adult retarded citizens, is hosting this songwriting competition, and all proceeds go to the Mane Mission scholarship fund. The beautiful part about this competition is it benefits both mentally disabled citizens as well as songwriters across the world who have not had a chance to be heard. Each applicant will pay a fee to enter his or her song and established music industry professionals will judge the songs. 100% of the proceeds from the competition go to the betterment of the lives of persons with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. From sponsoring recreational camp activities to vocational training to placement in group homes, a Mane Mission scholarship makes a difference in the lives of adult retarded citizens and their families. With your help Mane Mission can make a difference in many deserving peoples lives.

NSAI Song Contest
The Nashville Songwriters Association International offers television and radio exposure to the winner of this annual contest, as well as a free professionally produced demo package.

Nashville Song Search
A Nashville-based song contest that accepts entries in numerous categories. Requires $25 entry fee.

Portland Songwriters Association Annual Song Contest
A national song contest with various categories. $10 entry fee for members. Prizes include $100 for each category and $100 for overall winner.

Songs Inspired By Literature Contest
SIBL sponsors this annual contest. Prizes include $2,500 and inclusion on a compliation CD. Entry fee of $20 required.

StarPolish and Yahoo! Unsigned Band Contest
Winner receives all-expense paid trip to New York City to accept Best Unsigned Band award at Yahoo Internet Life Online Music Awards and a CD duplication deal valued at $10,000.

Tampa Bay Young Artist Competition
Young, classical musicians in the Florida area may enter this annual contest sponsored by the Tampa Bay Symphony Orchestra.

UNISONG International Song Contest
The next winner of this annual contest will receive an all-expense paid trip to perfom in Jamiaca - and work with some of the biggest names in the business.

USA Songwriting Competition

Windrift Songwriting Competition

 
 
Local Music Stores

Artichoke Music
3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR
503.232.8845

Beacock Music Inc.
6405 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA
800.729.7134

Everyday Music
1313 W Burnside Portland, OR
503.274.0961

1931 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR
503.239.7610

3230 Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR
503.350.0907

Fearless Guitars
5237 N.E. Sacramento
Portland, Oregon 97213
ph 971-645-2097
fax 503-287-3636

Guitar Center
13029 SE 84th Clackamas, OR
503.654.0100
Tigard, OR

Jackpot Records
203 SW 9th Ave Portland, OR
503.222.0990

3736 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR
503.239.7561

Lake Music
15560 Boones Ferry Rd Lake Oswego, OR
503.636.3666

Mississippi Records & Repair
4007 N. Mississippi Portland, OR
503.282.2990

Music Millennium
3158 E Burnside   Portland, OR
503.231.8926

801 NW 23 rd Portland, OR
503.248.0163

Musik Center
733 SW 10th Ave Portland, OR
503.228.6659

Old Town Music
40 SW 3rd Portland, OR
503.295.6808

Portland Music Company
531 SE M.L.King Jr. Blvd Portland, OR
503.226.3719

19151 NE Burnside Portland, OR
503.667.4663

2502 NE Broadway Portland, OR
503.288.8437

River City Music
13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA
360.696.5976

Trade Up Music
4701 SE Division Street
Portland, OR  
503.236.8800

 

 

Portland Songwriters
Association
P.O. Box 28355
Portland Oregon 97228


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